IBM has decided to license the Power chip architecture to customers, who can then build chips based on the design. A collection of companies, including Nvidia and Google, will also join IBM in creating the OpenPower consortium to advance cloud computing.
IBM has introduced x86 and Power processors with a new dual-chip server module that will help speed the deployment of cloud and virtualized environments.
The state of Pennsylvania will not renew its services contract with IBM regarding the development of a modernized unemployment compensation system.
IBM’s effort to sell off its server hardware business is a sign of an ominous trend, but don’t toss out your servers just yet.
Cloud Foundry’s open source development platform achieves a new level of credibility and relevance with vote of confidence from IBM.
Though software sales provided a ray of light in otherwise mixed results this week, gloom settled over the tech sector Friday in the wake of bellwether IT quarterly earnings reports.
A rebound for IBM failed to materialize in the second quarter, as profit and sales declined along with a slump in revenue from hardware and services.
Demand for mainframe and high-performance Unix servers is falling, but a new wave of SPARC and IBM Power chips for the servers will be unwrapped at the Hot Chips conference in late August.
IBM came to Las Vegas for a recent event to do battle, while HP came to give executives face time. This was like bringing a knife to a gun fight.
In the new update of DB2, released Friday, IBM has added a set of acceleration technologies, collectively code-named BLU, that promise to make the venerable database management system (DBMS) better suited for running large in-memory data analysis jobs.